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James E. Tamm

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Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Jim focuses his practice in the defense of health care professionals and facilities in malpractice claims.

Biography

An experienced litigator, Jim has successfully represented medical and legal professionals in state and federal court for more than 30 years. He has served as defense counsel for doctors, hospitals, medical facilities and attorneys across the state of Michigan. Having tried more than 60 cases across the state and in federal courts, Jim is highly regarded among the legal community. He has made presentations at Oakwood Hospital and Beaumont Hospital on informed consent, medical documentation, and best practices to avoid litigation.

Jim also works with municipalities in matters related to government liability, zoning and land use issues, regulatory challenges and building ordinances, including acting as defense counsel during litigation. He often writes and speaks on municipal law matters, including seminars sponsored by the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association, the National League of Cities, Michigan Society of Planning Officials and The Government Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Jim has consistently been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© and was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice in Troy for 2021. He has also repeatedly been recognized by Super Lawyers since 2008, and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Jim was invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2003 and previously served as President of the Michigan chapter.

For the past several years he has participated in “Civility Matters” programs at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Wayne State University Law School, where he is teaching law students the importance of civility and professionalism.

He obtained his law degree, cum laude, from University of Detroit, and his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Liability of Local Government and Local Officials” chapter for Michigan Municipal Law, published by ICLE
  • Handbook for Municipal Attorneys in Michigan for the Michigan Municipal League/Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (1990-91)
  • “ Measure of Damages in Regulatory Takings Cases” Laches, Oakland County Bar Journal

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Jim focuses his practice in the defense of health care professionals and facilities in malpractice claims.

Affiliations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Municipal Law Committee, Past Chairperson
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • DRI
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Government Law Section, Council Member and Past Chairperson
    • Real Property Law Section, Member
    • Zoning and Land Use Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Urban, State and Local Government Law, Member
    • Health Law Section, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, National Board Member
    • Michigan Chapter, Past President
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Alumni Board of Directors

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Bankruptcy Court

Education

  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
  • Wayne State University, B.P.A
    • with distinction

 

 

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Jim focuses his practice in the defense of health care professionals and facilities in malpractice claims.

September 11, 2023

Kerr Russell Obtains Dismissal of Physician Client

The matter involved claims of improper evaluation and treatment of a patient’s pressure wounds and nutritional status. A motion for summary disposition was filed which argued that the plaintiff’s...

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August 17, 2023

Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers In America© 2024 And Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More...

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November 14, 2022

Kerr Russell Obtains No Cause of Action Jury Verdict

James Tamm and Paul Indyk obtained a unanimous no cause of action jury verdict in a medical malpractice case after three days of trial in Genesee County Circuit Court....

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August 18, 2022

Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2023 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Kerr Russell also had six attorneys recognized as 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in the practice areas of corporate law, tax law, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment...

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August 12, 2022

Kerr Russell Attorneys Named 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys...

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June 6, 2022

Kerr Russell Obtains No Cause of Action Jury Verdict

James Tamm and Paul Indyk obtained a unanimous no cause of action jury verdict in a medical malpractice case after five days of trial in Oakland County Circuit Court....

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September 10, 2021

Kerr Russell Successfully Defends Hospital

The matter involved claims of improper evaluation and treatment following the removal of an abdominal tumor. The voluntary dismissal came after a motion for summary disposition was filed which...

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August 19, 2021

Kerr Russell Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, becoming universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Its first international list was published in 2006 and...

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